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Articles from September 3, 2004

150mph Electric Dream Machine; DUEL-FUEL HYBRID WILL CUT EMISSIONS AND BEAT THE CONGESTION CHARGE
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THIS new bullet-shaped sports car has a sleek design, the acceleration of a Ferrari and a top speed of 150mph. Yet under the bonnet, it has as much in common with a milk float as it does with a top-oftherange motor. ...
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A Londoner's Diary; Dylan Jones on Louche Life in Ibiza, Encounters with the Police and Hosting the Osbourne Family
Byline: DYLAN JONES hichever way you look at it, Ibiza is fast turning into Notting Hill. Walking around the Old Town or loping along Benirras beach is no different from parading down Westbourne Grove on a Saturday afternoon, and Planet Organic...
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A Needless Death in Richmond Park
THE HORRIFIC killing of a passing cyclist in Richmond Park yesterday appears to have been carried out by a mentally ill knifeman. If, as reports suggest, it turns out that the attacker had been released from a south-west London hospital without the...
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AT HOME WITH Penny Klein; Penny Klein, Half of Heidi Klein Swimwear, Has Transformed a Georgian Townhouse in Kennington with Outsized African Furniture. Alice Douglas Takes a South London Safari
Byline: ALICE DOUGLAS Penny Klein should by rights be reclining on a Cote d'Azur beach wearing a sarong and tantalising bikini. Instead, we are in sodden Kennington and Penny is modestly dressed, with her hair neatly tied back, and nine-week-old...
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'Bodies Are Lying There Smouldering'
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;ROBERT JOBSON MORE than 100 people were killed today as the Russian school siege ended in bloodshed and chaos. The bodies were discovered in the gym where more than 500 children, parents and teachers had been held for two...
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Bosses Flounder in a PR Fiasco as Coach's Parting Shot Hits Home; COMMENT
Byline: CHRIS JONES CLIVE WOODWARD has always been a loose cannon, but the Rugby Football Union committed very public suicide by allowing him to blast off at Twickenham today. It was a powerful case of friendly fire and the victims, his former...
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Bridging the Gap Chelsea Defender; Wayne Is England Surprise on the Left
Byline: KEN DYER WAYNE BRIDGE today emerged as the surprise frontrunner to fill the problem position on the left side of England's midfield in the World Cup qualifier against Austria. With Nicky Butt injured and Paul Scholes retired from international...
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Bush on War Footing for White House Battle
Byline: JAMES LANGTON GEORGE BUSH has set the stage for one of the most bitter and fiercely contested elections in US history, pledging to "build a safer world and a more hopeful America". The President had barely ended his speech to a standing...
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Capital Double Header Is a Huge Draw for Starters
Byline: CHRIS JONES ONE of the biggest marketing gambles in English rugby history will produce a crowd of more than 40,000 at Twickenham tomorrow when the capital's Zurich Premiership clubs take part in a spectacular launch of the new season, writes...
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Care in the Community 'Kills 40 a Year'
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER THE Richmond Park killing is the latest in a series of attacks allegedly carried out by released mental patients. It comes amid growing concerns over a lack of supervision of care-in-the-community patients. Responsibility...
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Chicken or Fish, Sir? This Year Marks the 85th Anniversary of Airline Food on Commercial Flights. despite Reports That Flying Has Lost Its Glamour, There Is Still Something about That Little Tray That We Love
Byline: FAY MASCHLER PRESUMABLY Orville and Wilbur Wright had the sense to stuff a sandwich in their pockets and Amelia Earhart must have stored provisions on board when she crossed the Atlantic, but the first time in Britain that civilian commercial...
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Comfort for Bush in Economic Clues; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON PRESIDENT Bush's speech to the Republican convention in New York last night got the predictably rapturous reception from the assembled faithful but does not tell us much about his chances of being reelected. The polls are...
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Court Clears the Way for Oracle Fraud Trial
Byline: JOHN STERLICCHI A US appeals court has reinstated a fraud case that alleges software giant Oracle issued false sales projections so that its chief executive Larry Ellison could dump about $1 billion ([pounds sterling]560 million) of shares...
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Dawson: I Don't Want to Be Captain of England
Byline: CHRIS JONES MATT DAWSON today ruled himself out of contention to become the new England captain, insisting the role had to be given to a younger man. The 31-year-old scrum-half has skippered England nine times during his 65-cap career...
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'Don't Penalise Private Pupils'; HEAD ATTACKS PLAN FOR UNIVERSITIES TO FAVOUR STATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES THE head of the country's best girls' private school today condemned a call for universities to favour state school students over privately educated pupils. Bernice McCabe, of the North London Collegiate School in Edgware,...
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Eight Innocent Victims of Violence in under Two Years
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ;ELIZABETH HOPKIRK WITH the murder in Richmond Park, London has now seen eight apparently random attacks in less than two years months. Each time they have involved innocent people going about their daily lives - shopping,...
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Fletcher's Playing a Game of Catch-Up
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND'S one-day cricketers are being challenged to take at least three wickets every game through the brilliance of their fielding. The very idea of them dazzling opponents with stunning catches or sharp run-outs is likely...
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Flintoff's Smashing Show Just Gets Better
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF today added another spectacular chapter to his summer blockbuster, reviving England at The Oval with an innings of poise, patience and power. He fell one agonising single short of a century but still received...
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Food Spy
Byline: WILLIAM SITWELL Restaurant bites Food Spy has discovered London's most exclusive Indian takeaway. It's called Quilon (right) and is located on Buckingham Gate. At first glance you might mistake it for just another smart Indian restaurant...
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Fury over New Delay to Corporate Killing Laws; REFORMS NOW UNLIKELY UNTIL WELL AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT PLANS to introduce new corporate manslaughter laws suffered a new setback today. Hopes that tough reforms would be pushed through this year were dashed after the Government said there was only time for draft legislation....
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Gang 'Is Holding 1,500 in Siege at School'; FEARS FOR CHILDREN DENIED FOOD AND WATER IN RUSSIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS
Byline: PATRICK SAWER AS MANY as 1,500 children and parents may have been taken hostage by Chechen gunmen inside the southern Russian school, it emerged today. Many more people than first thought are now feared to have been in the school when...
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GCSEs: How Schools Fared; THE EVENING STANDARD'S LEAGUE TABLE FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN LONDON AND THE SOUTHEAST
THE EVENING STANDARD'S LEAGUE TABLE FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN LONDON AND THE SOUTHEAST THE national GCSE pass rate for all schools was unchanged this year, with 97.6 per cent of entries achieving a pass. But there was another increase in the pass...
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Gerrard a Big Doubt for Austria
Byline: KEN DYER STEVEN GERRARD is a major doubt for England's vital World Cup qualifier against Austria tomorrow. Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted he was concerned about the Liverpool star's fitness after he pulled out of training yesterday...
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Golden Boy Mark Is Too Tired to Race in Belgium
MARK LEWIS-FRANCIS may take a break for the rest of the season after pulling out of a meeting in Brussels tonight because of tiredness. Lewis-Francis, who won gold as part of the 4x100metres relay team in Athens last week, will not compete in tonight's...
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Gorging in Andalucia; the Historic Town of Ronda Is More Than Just a Popular Day Trip from the Costa del Sol - Its Restaurants Are a Must for Food Lovers. and, as Claire Wrathall Found, It Won't Cost You a Pile of Euros to Sample Some Wonderfully Inventive Dishes
Byline: CLAIRE WRATHALL QUEUES of coaches from the Costas flock to the sierra town of Ronda on summer days. And it's not hard to see why. First, there's its cliff-edge position, bisected by a 130-metre deep gorge. Then there's its heritage: as the...
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Grownup Kidd; Elder Sister of Supermodel Jodie and the Headmistress of Her Own Makeup School, Jemma Kidd Has Always Been Happiest Behind the Scenes. but This Year She Steps into the Limelight as Our Prettiest Future Duchess
Byline: ALICE BB For once, makeup artist Jemma Kidd is having her own makeup done. We're sitting in Jemma's makeup school, above a Knightsbridge hairdresser, surrounded by students wielding brushes and sponges. Jemma has just returned from New...
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Halifax Records the First Drop in House Prices for Two Years
Byline: JANE PADGHAM BRITAIN'S biggest mortgage lender today added to mounting evidence that the housing boom is over, reporting the first drop in prices for two years. Halifax said the average price of a home fell by 0.6 per cent to [pounds...
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Happy Tim Can Put His Back into It Once Again
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HENMAN is confident he can complete a hat-trick of wins against Michal Tabara when they meet in the third round of the US Open. The British No1 shrugged off his back problems to beat France's Jerome Golmard 6-2, 6-4, 4-6,...
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Hartson Vows to Make Wales Second to None
Byline: PAUL WALKER JOHN HARTSON warned England today that Wales are not settling for second place in Group Six. The Celtic striker, in Baku for tomorrow's World Cup qualifying opener against Azerbaijan, accepts that finishing as runners-up to...
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Heartfelt Laughs from Merton and Crack Improv Team; Paul Merton's Impro Chums Hackney Empire
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU YOU CAN catch Paul Merton regularly doing improvisation at the Comedy Store, but last night's Hackney gala was clearly close to his heart. His second wife Sarah died of breast cancer last year and Merton and his crack adlibbers...
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I Am Cole's Perfect Partner, Says Bridge
Byline: KEN DYER SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON has looked high and low for a solution to his perennial leftsided problem but the answer could just have been staring him in the face all along. The absence of injured Nicky Butt has brought the whole left-side...
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Irish Racing Duo in [Pounds Sterling]170m London Property Swoop
Byline: ROBERT LEA IRISH bloodstock barons and Manchester United shareholders John Magnier and JP McManus are turning City property developers with the [pounds sterling]170 million acquisition of Unilever's headquarters. Magnier and McManus,...
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It's Up and Owais for Inform Shah
Byline: ALEXANDER CLYDE LIFE could not be much sweeter for Middlesex cricketer Owais Shah as he approaches the end of a decidedly eventful season. Middlesex have just pocketed their first trophy for 11 years, the Totesport League Division Two...
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Ken, I Make No Apologies for Being a 4x4 'Idiot'
Byline: SARAH STANDING;KATE CHURCH Ken Livingstone is determined to persecute those who drive off-road vehicles in London. One writer defends her right to choose IAM the type of woman Mayor Ken Livingstone hates. I am the sort of woman he charmingly...
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Market Report
Byline: STEVE HAWKES Private thoughts see Wood grow into a popular choice AS ENERGY services company Wood Group prepares to issue half-year results next week, rumours are flying that the founding family is so upset with life since floating the...
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Market Report
Byline: TOM NICHOLLS Insurers batten down the hatches as Frances blows in AS INSURERS count the cost of the damage wreaked by Hurricane Charley last month, they are now also bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Frances. Estimates are...
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Mr Bush Is Right: This War Cannot Be Won
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN WATCHING George W Bush speak to the Republican convention in New York last night reminded me of the old joke about how many US presidents it takes to change a lightbulb. (The answer is two - one to change the bulb, the other...
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MURDER IN THE PARK: MENTAL PATIENT HELD; Suspect Is Seized after a Dramatic Helicopter Chase
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING;RICHARD EDWARDS A FORMER mental patient is today being questioned by police after a cyclist was stabbed to death in a London park. The 40-year-old victim was riding through Richmond Park at 10am yesterday when the killer...
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My London; MACKENZIE CROOK
Byline: BELINDA BUCKLEY The actor who will forever be Gareth in The Office lives in Peter Sellers' former house and can't stop buying frogs, fish and house plants Where do you live and why? In Muswell Hill in an Art Deco semi once owned by Peter...
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New iMac's Wow Factor; TECH KNOW
Byline: MARK PRIGG IT'S been one of the technology world's greatest success stories - Apple's iPod is not only the bestlooking computer around, it's influenced the design of everything from toasters to hi-fi speakers. Now Apple has redesigned its...
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No Fun in Fundamental
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH The Hamburg Cell Channel 4 TIRED of the Government ' s current obsession with speeding infringements, and cannot abide police sarcasm? Then protect yourself against conviction with Vic's Pregmatic[c] kit (not available...
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Now It's Kirsten's Turn to Praise the Capital; FIRST HOLLYWOOD ACTOR KEVIN SPACEY FELL IN LOVE WITH LONDON
Byline: ANDR PAINE FROM cheap knickers to "cheesy" afternoons at the London Dungeon, it is an unusual guide to the capital by a young Hollywood star. Spider-Man 2 actress Kirsten Dunst has opened her little black book on London - and revealed...
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Our Critics Pick the Season's Best Shows; Autumn Arts Preview
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU;FIONA MOUNTFORD;NICK HACKWORTH;Barry Millington;Sarah Frater;Mark Clifford;David Smyth COMEDY The Pub Landlord No one portrays the psyche of the embattled Little Englander as well as Al Murray's rabblerousing bar steward....
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Our Critics Pick the Season's Best Shows; Autumn Arts Preview
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU;FIONA MOUNTFORD;NICK HACKWORTH COMEDY The Pub Landlord No one portrays the psyche of the embattled Little Englander as well as Al Murray's rabblerousing bar steward. After West End sell-outs he has relocated his landlord...
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Peaceful Park Now Stained with Man's Blood
Byline: PATRICK SAWER THERE are times, standing in the middle of Richmond Park, when you could almost be enjoying the tranquillity of the Lake District. But at 10am yesterday that peace was violently shattered when a man stabbed a cyclist to...
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Phillips Kathy Beauty Buyography; ES SHOPPER
The beauty guru lives in Barnes and has recently launched skincare brand This Works, with a salon in Chelsea What beauty item can't you live without? Lemon - as a deodorant, and to drink with hot water and tea. What's in your makeup bag? La...
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Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Green Wing 9.30pm, Channel 4 WE THOUGHT the hospital centred British comedy series was lying on its back on the crash trolley awaiting the defibrillator. Oh, it was strong once - Only When I Laugh made us chuckle in...
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Police Caution for the Brigadier Who Harassed 'Miss Whiplash'
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD A TOP Army officer has been cautioned by Scotland Yard for harassing a prostitute, it emerged today. Brigadier Ian Talbot, 54, paid more than [pounds sterling]100,000 for bondage sessions where he was ritually humiliated...
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PROTEST; Have You Reached the End of the Line with Transport in the Capital?
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? *SINCE Thursday 19 August, a Greg VW Golf has been left in the middle of Royal Crescent, W11. Traffic has to steer around it. A resident parking space is blocked by it. I telephoned the police and was informed that they...
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Queen and a 'Baby Smuggler'; .He Says Babies Are Acts of God .Boasts Mothers Were Sterile .'Godparents' Donated Cash 'ARCHBISHOP' ACCUSED OF STEALING INFANTS FROM NAIROBI HOSPITAL ONCE MET ROYALTY - NOW HE FACES EXTRADITION OVER 'MIRACLE CHILD' RACKET
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ;NIGEL ROSSER THIS is the moment the "archbishop" accused of baby-smuggling met the Queen. Gilbert Deya, who runs a church in Peckham, is wanted by Kenyan police over an alleged racket in which babies are "miraculously born"...
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Refreshingly Risky; SUNDAY CHOICE
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Quite Ugly One Morning 9pm, ITV1 SUNDAY night ITV1 drama is the sort of thing your mum watches while she is doing the ironing: rural murders, grumpy coppers, twee series about the Second World War, heartwarming stuff...
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Remote Retreats; Follow in the Steps of Withnail and I and Get Lost in Beautiful Cumbria. You Might Even Be Able to Buy a Piece of British Film History, Too, Reveals David Hurst
Byline: DAVID HURST I RECENTLY returned from a pilgrimage where I came upon a travesty. Uncle Monty's Cumbrian cottage in the stunning Lake District is in danger of demolition. For those unacquainted, Uncle Monty's countryside getaway is the...
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Restaurant Spy
Byline: TOBY YOUNG By common consent, Fakhreldine is the best Lebanese restaurant in London, which, let's face it, isn't saying very much. It's a little like describing Boscombe Road as the smartest street in Shepherd's Bush or the Octavia RS as...
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Robbo's Front-Row Seat; Chris Jones on How the Eternal Backroom Boy Has Got His Chance to Prove That He Can Make It on His Own at the Highest Level
Byline: CHRIS JONES LEGEND has it that when a fresh-faced Andy Robinson turned up for his first Bath training session, what followed constituted grievous bodily harm. His main problem was Roger Spurrell, the Bath captain and openside flanker,...
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Roomy Colt Springs a Lively Surprise
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE new Mitsubishi Colt was - give or take - the 40th new car I'd driven this year and was the breath of fresh air I craved. Despite clever visual differences too many of today's new models are interchangeable, forgettable...
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Shearer: I Am Too Young to Be Newcastle Manager
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ALAN SHEARER has ruled himself out of the running to be Newcastle manager following a heart-to-heart with chairman Freddy Shepherd, writes Wayne Veysey. The 34-year-old former England striker believes he is too young for...
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Shearer: I Don't Want Toon Job Yet
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ALAN SHEARER has ruled himself out of the running to be Newcastle manager following a heart-to-heart with chairman Freddy Shepherd, writes Wayne Veysey. The former England striker believes he is too young to lead the Magpies...
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Shimmer in the City at an ES/Hugo Boss Event
Join us for a special shopping evening for ladies at the Hugo Boss flagship City store on Wednesday 15 September and enjoy an evening of champagne, canapes and glamorous indulgence in support of Breast Cancer Care. The event will take place from...
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Slash N' Co Shoot from Hip; POP
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Velvet Revolver Hammersmith Apollo MOST bands have to play shoebox venues around London over a period of years before they stand a chance of attracting a big crowd. Velvet Revolver's pedigree is such that their first-ever...
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Smith's Starting Test; Alan Has Chance to Put Forward His Case for Key Place in World Cup Bid
Byline: MICHAEL HART THE World Cup creates global reputations but Alan Smith knows that his prospects of significant international acclaim could depend on how he adapts to the challenge of leading the England attack in the next few days. Sven-Goran...
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Solanki Leads the Way for England
Byline: DAVID LLOYD VIKRAM SOLANKI and Marcus Trescothick gave England a riproaring start to their second NatWest Challenge match against India at The Oval today. The pair plundered 71 runs from the first 11 overs after being put in on a perfect-looking...
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Stars, in Their Eyes; SATURDAY CHOICE
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY The X Factor 7.35pm, ITV1 JUST as we were debating whether Saturday-night television still mattered (well, some people on Channel 4 were debating it; the rest of us had gone to the pictures), here comes ITV1 with a Saturday-night...
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Stuff Happens ... When Hare Lets Imagination Run; EAGERLY AWAITED ANTIWAR DRAMA OPENS
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN DAVID HARE'S Stuff Happens is one of the cultural events of the year. Billed as an analysis of the events that led to the war in Iraq, here one writer gives his verdict. STUFF, in Donald Rumsfeld's notorious words,...
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Swan Song; after the Departure of Angela Rippon and a Loss-Making Season at the Tawdry Hammersmith Apollo, Feathers Are Flying at the English National Ballet. to the Dismay of the Artistic Director, the Board's Only Solution Seems to Be 'Swan Lake', over and over Again. Godfrey Barker Asks If It's Curtains for ENB
Byline: GODFREY BARKER Last Christmas, English National Ballet found itself dancing in the grubby Carling Apollo Hammersmith, home of rock bands Chicken Shack and McFly and the World DJ Championships. For the scented crowd who like their Cinderella...
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Table Talk; Who Works out Where Madonna Should Sit at le Caprice or Magics a Table out of Nowhere for Halle Berry at Nobu? the Seasoned Ma"tre D's Who Rule London's Cafe Society
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN Simon King 28 Maitre d' of the Savoy Grill Lives In Tooting. Background Simon grew up in West Sussex, where his mother is a teacher and his father a design engineer. He studied hotel management in Torquay, then moved...
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Talbot and a Dull Night at the Proms; PROMS 2004
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT BBC NOW/Llewellyn Albert Hall UNDER the secure, committed conducting of Grant Llewellyn, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales played very well. And euphonium player David Childs, a BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist...
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The Art of Cruising; Can Ice Sculpting and Shuffleboard on Deck Stave off the Existential Angst of a Cruise? Alain De Botton Is All at Sea aboard the QM2 and the QE2
Byline: ALAIN DE BOTTON The best way to seem glamorous nowadays is to complain of being extremely busy. Sighing that one simply has no time is a backhanded way of complimenting oneself on how energetic, successful and very in demand one is. There's...
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The Final Journey; Last Stop for the No 73 Routemasters after 42 Years SAVE OUR ROUTEMASTER
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN THEY have served London's busiest bus route since the days of Harold Macmillan. But today, passengers on the No73 are bidding a sad and angry farewell to their Routemasters as the service is turned over to Transport for London's...
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The Growing Pains of Graham Norton; as His Surprisingly Honest Autobiography Is Published, Graham Norton Talks about Panic Attacks, Looking for Love and Returning to London for His New Saturday BBC1 Show
Byline: LIZ JONES THERE are two moments that proved to be turning points in the life of Graham Norton. No, not the first homosexual fumble aged 17 with a French exchange pupil, nor the affair with an older woman, Esther, his French teacher, who...
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The Most Expensive Hotel Ever Built?
Byline: SIMON DAVIS I RECENTLY got a tip-off about a new hotel opening at the end of this year. "It is the most expensive hotel ever constructed," said my man. It is always important never to believe such tips. But then the tipster said it was...
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The National Gallery's Raphael Is an Old Master Exhibition to Look Forward to - but Not the Only One
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL EXHIBITIONS for the rest of the year are not quite as "thick as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks in Vallombrosa" or the fountain dedicated to Diana, but three are of some international importance and lend weight to a programme...
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The Rake's Progress; James Purefoy Is Better Known for the Actresses He's Dated, Including Gwyneth Paltrow and Fay Ripley, Than His Roles. A Blushing Annabel Rivkin Thinks He's Perfectly Cast in 'Vanity Fair'
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN James Purefoy turns perfectly nice girls into lusty wenches. He is certainly handsome, but there are handsomer; famous, but there are famouser; flirty. No one could be flirtier - I'm not sure James knows how to interact in...
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The Trader Can Show a Profit
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE good news after another rash of skulduggery allegations is that tomorrow provides a chance to focus on a high-class race where every jockey is guaranteed to be riding flat out. But the bad news is that assessing...
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Thirtysomewhere; PARTY PLACES - PART ONE Thirtieth Birthdays Are the New Weddings, So Invite Your Friends and Party in Style in a Country Pile, a Hotel or Even on Your Own Island. Alison Tyler Finds the Best Venues Around
Byline: ALISON TYLER NECKER ISLAND SIR Richard Branson's private island in the British Virgin Islands (above) is everyone's fantasy paradise, and it's also a hotel. With just 10 rooms in The Great House and six Balinese cottages dotted around...
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Those New World Wines? No Thanks; the British Have Fallen out of Love with European Vineyards. They Don't Know What They're Missing
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER ONE taste does it. A sip of Vacqueyras, a spicy, full-bodied red wine from the hills east of the southern Rhone, and I am back in a cellar in the village of the same name, savouring a succession of powerful vintages, having...
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Three Billion Meals and the World's Biggest Dishwasher
Byline: SIMON DAVIS . BA passengers out of Heathrow munch on 70,000 meals daily, including 41 tons of chicken breast, 45 tons of strawberries and 600,000 pints of milk. BA serves 500,000 cases of wine a year. . Three billion airline meals are...
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Truth about Dangers of Net as Half of Children Are Exposed to Porn
Byline: MARK PRIGG;PAUL SIMS MORE than half of children who go online have been exposed to pornography, it was revealed today A new study reveals the menace facing children as young as nine every time they use the internet. It also highlights...
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Two Blasts Then Children Ran for It; School Collapses in Explosions Captors May Have Escaped with Children WOMEN SUICIDE BOMBERS ARE KILLED IN GUN BATTLE BETWEEN SPECIAL FORCES AND TERRORISTS AS RUSSIAN SCHOOL SIEGE ENDS IN CARNAGE AND CHAOS
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;ROBERT JOBSON THE RUSSIAN school siege ended today in bloodshed and chaos. Children were shot at as they fled the scene when two massive explosions ripped through the school and a gun battle broke out between the terrorists...
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Two-Piece Sweet; URBAN FOX
When you've had the whole summer to practise getting it right, there's no excuse for a bad bikini. Beyonce looks elegant in her Fiftiesstyle suit, complete with bow and frill, supermodel Eva Herzigova gets it spot-on with a multicoloured bikini from...
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Urban Fox
V much fun The V Festival The V Festival seems to be getting hipper each year, with leading lights from the world of fashion and showbiz descending on the Chelmsford-based gathering this time round. Calum Best was seen racing around on a mobile...
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UTTERLY CYNICAL; (Could the Real Reason for Allowing 24-Hour Drinking Be the Power of the Drinks Lobby and Greed for Taxes?)
BACK from holiday I take my dog for a walk down by the river. It's a warm, mercifully dry afternoon and, as usual, the grassy area by the Thames is full of picnickers and drinkers. The bins are overflowing with bottles and cans. The gardens are littered...
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Welcome to Kerry Country; Presidential Candidate John Kerry Would Have the Voters Believe That He's a Regular Middle American. but Charlotte Eagar Has Unravelled a More Intriguing Story - a Vast Network of Patrician European Relatives and a Romantic Estate, Les Esserts, in Brittany Where Kerry's Parents First Met, and the Clan Still Gathers Every Summer
Byline: CHARLOTTE EAGAR The woman's voice on the phone was terribly apologetic. 'I'm so sorry, we've just all said we won't talk to the press,' she said, as though she meant her apology, the way Penelope Keith might have done if she'd been playing...
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We Trawl the High Street, So You Don't Have to. ES SHOPPER
ES SHOPPER ES SHOPPER ES SHOPPER ES SHOPPER ES SHOP Whole in one Elival Fashion Incubator is a new store at 579-581 King's Road, SW6, which sells an array of designers sourced from around the world all of whom are exclusive to the store in the UK....
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Woodward Blast at Toothless RFU
Byline: CHRIS JONES CLIVE WOODWARD today turned his fury on the Rugby Football Union accusing his former bosses of being "toothless" and allowing the World Cup triumph to be wasted by apathy and compromise. It was a staggering performance from...
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Years of Waiting for Law to Tackle Care in Community
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN FAR-REACHING plans to tackle care-in-the-community killings will be published by the Government next week after six years of delay. Under the draft Bill, psychiatric patients living at home could be forced to take medication....
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'You Can't Come to the World's Media Capital and Not Expect Confrontation'; Tim Robbins Is Having to Defend His Antiwar Play, Embedded, before the Critics Have Even Seen It. It's the Reaction He Is after, He Says
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS THE first thing the American actor and director Tim Robbins does when he enters the room is switch off all the lights. Knowing his sceptical view of journalists, I suspect this may be a form of initiation for which I am...
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You're So Vain; (1) the Top Ten. (2) URBAN FOX
What's the world coming to when the Italian PM's had a facelift, football managers are wearing high heels and aged crooners own 900 shirts? Vanity - thy new name is man The mystery of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's fetching bandana has been solved....
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